Hoping to instill my love of learning in other children, I taught my first class at a local elementary school the year my first book, ‘Flying Fingers,’ debuted; since then, I have spoken at hundreds of schools, classrooms and conferences around the world.
I realise I’m still a child, though I do feel older.
I was thrilled to be able to read at three. I just thought everyone loved reading as much as I did.
I would say that kids are great in many ways, because I think that we are less hampered when it comes to ‘this costs too much’ or ‘that’s impossible’.
Make sure that your kids or the kids in your life have an opportunity to share their ideas, and to teach you something about what we know.
Mostly, I avoid worrying since the time spent doing it could be spent more constructively.
My family joke that I’m really a very senior person who accidentally happens to be 11.
Since the age of four, I’ve been exploring what I can do with the written word: everything from championing literacy and youth voice to raising awareness about world hunger.
Success on the front of women’s rights will look like a world not only with obvious advances – where no girl is denied access to education, for instance – but also one with more subtle changes in how we regard gender and gender stereotypes.
The first thing anyone can do, about any issue, is get informed.
The traits the word ‘childish’ addresses are seen so often in adults that we should abolish this age-discriminatory word when it comes to criticizing behavior associated with irresponsibility and irrational thinking.
Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.Dalai Lama